Monday, August 17, 2009
Many would have not known Charles Coventry before 4th ODI between Zimbabwe v Bangladesh. Charles Coventry who looks like Daniel Vet of New Zealand smashed 194 from 156 balls with 16 fours ad 7 sixes .Charles Coventry Coventry is an aggressive middle-order batsman who can open in one-day cricket and also a good wicket keeper.
He was Zimbabwe's youngest first-class player at 15 years 303 days, for Matabeleland in 1998,from a cricketing family although that was due to
being in the right place when a selected player withdrew at the last minute. Son of international umpire Charles Coventry,
he learned his cricket at Whitestone School and Christian Brothers College in Bulawayo, and plays for Bulawayo Athletic Club.
He played for the national Under-19 team in the World Cup in 2002, when he was also a student at the CFX Academy.
He bats in glasses and most of his successes have been in one-day cricket; . He favours the lofted drive but as yet lacks the discipline required of a consistently successful
batsman. Despite this, he played two Tests against India in September 2005, after the withdrawal of most of Zimbabwe's
top players, and did no worse than anybody else. However, coach Kevin Curran reports that he was sent back from the
West Indies tour for disciplinary reasons. He went to play club cricket in England and wasn't part of the senior
Zimbabwe side for three years. He made a headline-grabbing return in August 2009, equalling the record for the highest
individual ODI score by blasting an unbeaten 194 in the fourth match against Bangladesh in Bulawayo.Previos best was by anwar 194 out.